Colonel George Barnes’ Regiment of Foot

Active1643-1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelGeorge Barnes
Coat Colour
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMaurice 1644

Royalist Regiment of foot serving in the West Country

Service History

1643

  • November to March 1644: Siege of Wardour Castle

1644

  • April to June: Siege of Lyme Regis
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel?

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Officers and Regiments of the Royalist Army by Stuart Reid (Partizan Press).

Colonel George Barnes

A professional soldier, according to Edmund Ludlow he originally fought for Parliament but changed sides to the Royalists when his pay was not forthcoming. His son was killed at Lyme Regis in 1644 and he remained loyal to the King thereafter.

Colonel George Barnes Regiment of Foot

Colonel George Barnes

Lieutenant Colonel James Bardsey I.O. L + W

Sargeant Major

Captain Bishop (2) + E.1071.1 Captain Thomas Pierce Ment. I.O. Captain Thomas White MAYBE NOT A CAPTAIN Captain Henry Williams (1) + I.O. Dorset.

Lieutenant Guy Charles I.O. Cornwall Lieutenant Henry Morton I.O. Dorset. Lieutenant Jeffrey Pope I.O. Wilts. to Capt. Pierce

Ensign Nicholas Bush I.O. L + W

SP29.25.57 December 1660 ? Extract.

To his excellency Lord Generall Monck Master of the Horse to his Majestie

The humble petition of Coll George Barnes Sheweth That your petitioner at the beginning of these late unhappy warres,out od a deepe sense of his loyalty to his Majestys late father of blessed memory,did sell an Estate which had bine in your petitioners name and his Ancestors for 500 yeares,and did therewith raise and arme a Regiment of 1200 foote for his Majesties service,and with that Regiment tooke in Wardour Castle,and rendred Coll Ludlow a prisoner to his Majestie att Oxford,and after that,being commanded by his Majestie to joyne with Prince Maurice att the seige of Lyme where your petitioner had command of a Brigade,your petitioner there received three muskett shotts in a quarter of an hower and his only sonne slayne by his side,and was afterwards in all his Majesties engagements soe long as the warre contynued.

Perhaps his son was Sargeant Major of the Regiment.

(1) Ludlow 'A Relation of mine,one Capt. Henry Williams who commanded a Company in Colonel Barns his Regiment,desiring to be admitted to speak with me,and I consenting, he endeavoured to persuade me to a surrender,offering me any conditions I would ask;but his arguments made no impression with me.'

(2) Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow Sat on the Council of War with Col Doddington and Captain Leicester. He was with Lt. Col. Bardsey SEE E.1071.1

SP19.142.12 Thomas White of Morton Co. Dorset Was in arms 1644,and was an officer in Col. Barnes Regiment under Prince Maurice,when Lyme Regis was besieged by the Prince.

Siege of Wardour Castle

Strength

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